Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Rainbow and the Forest (Bascombe, 1966)
Can anybody on here please provide any further information on where it might please be possible to obtain a copy of Victor-Hastings-Dare-Bascombe's 32minute (1966 version), colour film entitled "The Rainbow and the Forest" (The Life Story of the Purple Emperor Butterfly)? The film was the only film produced by "Saffrom Films" and was presented at the end of the annual meeting of the "Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London" (later to become “The Royal Entomological Society”) on the 2nd March 1966. References also suggested that this film was also presented before the "Proceedings (and Tranactions) of the British Natural History and Entomological Society" in April of 1966. Victor-Hastings-Dare-Bascombe, a dental surgeon by profession unfortunately died in the September of the following year (1967), having been a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society for 10 years. I would very much appreciate any information that anybody could please provide in relation to this matter. The photo associated with this post was nothing to do with the original film and was simply downloaded from the internet (hence the iStockphoto logo). I just thought it was pretty and fit rather nicely with the films title. Limited further information on the film can be found at the following URL, for anyone that is interested:
Original citations can be found at the following locations:
Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London, (1966), 31(10), pp51.
Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, (1968), 1(1), pp4.
Journal of Zoology, (1969), 157(2), pp266.
Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London, (1967), 32(11), pp58.
I trust that the successful location of this film may also be of some interest to some of you?